Extended Reality (XR) and 6G Networks are Coming Closer: From Technical and Societal Challenges to Novel Solutions and Applications (XR&6GNet)

    Scope of the workshop

    Extended reality communications will bring outstanding innovation to multimedia systems. The demand for high-quality user experiences in extended reality services has spurred a surge in research on processing, coding, and transmission methods, to accommodate for the diverse range of the media involved. Yet, it is the combination of XR and 6G the actual turning point in revolutionizing how users interact with digital content and each other. The advancements introduced by 6G will offer more immersive, responsive, and collaborative experiences across various domains and as both technologies continue to evolve, innovative applications and services will emerge from their seamless integration

    This workshop offers a dynamic and interdisciplinary platform to address the primary challenges associated with the dissemination of (i) extended reality services, (ii) revolutionary 6G concepts, (iii) technological improvements which will allow ultra-high data rates / ultra-low latency, massive device connectivity and tactile communication, (iv) security and privacy, (v) edge computing for extended reality applications, as well as to showcase the latest scientific advancements in all the aforementioned areas.

    Topics of interest:

    Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

    • XR encoding
    • XR enhancement
    • XR rendering
    • XR transmission in B5G/6G
    • XR quality of experience
    • XR open problems in communications
    • XR open problems in security
    • XR for data visualization
    • XR and visual perception
    • XR applications for cultural heritage
    • XR applications for inclusion
    • XR societal impact and legal implications
    • XR applications using edge computing
    • XR and Haptic integration
    • 6G Concepts and architectures
    • Massive device connectivity solutions
    • Tactile communication
    • Security and Privacy solutions

    Important Dates

    • Paper submission deadline: March 21, 2024April 14, 2024 (firm)
    • Notification of acceptance: April 27, 2024
    • Camera-ready deadline: May 2, 2024
    • Workshop:  June 3, 2024

    Paper submission

    Submitted papers should be written in English by following the IEEE conference format (double-column, 10pt font), with a maximum length limit of 6 (six) printed pages, including all figures, references, and appendices.

    Papers should be submitted through EDAS in PDF through the following link:

    Only original papers that have not been published or submitted for review elsewhere will be considered for publication in the proceedings.

    Papers will appear in the conference proceedings and will be submitted for inclusion into IEEE Xplore subject to meeting IEEE Xplore’s scope and quality requirements.

    At least one author of each accepted paper is required to register and present the work in the workshop.

    TPC Co-Chairs

    • Stefania Colonnese, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
    • Christos Tselios, University of Patras, Greece

    Technical Program (Monday, June 3, 2024)


    09:00 - 09:10 


      Stefania Colonnese (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy)
    Christos Tselios (University of Patras, Greece)
    09:10 - 10:10 

    Session 1: Extended Reality (XR) and 6G Networks

      Session Chair: Stefania Colonnese (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy)
      Quality of Service-Driven Overlapping Cooperative NOMA Scheme
      Asmaa Amer (Université Paris-Saclay & CentraleSupélec, L2S, France)
    Sahar Hoteit (University Paris-SACLAY & CentraleSupélec, France)
    Jalel Ben Othman (CentraleSupélec & University of Sorbonne Paris Nord & Université Sorbonne Paris Nord, France)
      Edge Service Caching with Delayed Hits and Request Forwarding to Reduce Latency
      Sikha Deka (Indian Institute of Information Technology Guwahati, India)
    Radhika Sukapuram (Indian Institute of Information Technology Guwahati, India)
      Isochrons in Photonic Oscillators: A Paradigm Shift in Positioning
      Alireza Famili (Virginia Tech, USA)
    Georgia Himona (National Technical University of Athens, Greece)
    Yannis Kominis (National Technical University of Athens, Greece)
    Angelos Stavrou (Virginia Tech & Kryptowire, USA)
    Vassilios Kovanis (Virginia Tech, USA)
    17:00 - 17:45 

    Panel Session: XR impact on Technical and Societal Challenges

      Moderator: Stefania Colonnese (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy)
      Ilenia Tinnirello, University of Palermo, Italy, Dept. of Engineering
    Ilaria Rinaldi, University of Bologna, DEI-Marconi Institute for Creativity, Italy
      The panel will begin with an introduction to the Net4Future project, which aims to study how network technologies will foster sustainable and innovative solutions. Following this, the concept of foresight will be discussed, highlighting its importance in strategic planning and how it enables organizations to prepare for future challenges and opportunities.

    The history of Shell's scenario planning will be explored next, showcasing its use in navigating complex futures and influencing global business strategies. The discussion will then shift to a groundbreaking project that employs augmented reality to assist blind individuals, focusing on its inclusive technology and potential impacts on enhancing life quality.

    Additionally, a project utilizing virtual reality for educational purposes will be covered, emphasizing its goals to create immersive learning environments. The panel will also delve into the development of upward and downward scenarios, examining current trends and their significance in forecasting future developments. Finally, the panel will conclude with a presentation on a UNESCO project aimed at envisioning the future of global cultural and educational landscapes. Each topic is designed to provide a thorough overview, ensuring comprehensive understanding of the innovative approaches and their implications

    Participate via Zoom: https://uniroma1.zoom.us/j/83912075657